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Old July 19th, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Default Null reference exception when using DataAdapter

I keep getting an exception when I call the DataAdapter Update method.
I have been trying to figure out what is causing the null reference
exception for this code for what seems like forever:

        private void DoInserts(OdbcDataAdapter odbcDataAdapter, string
            DataTable dataTableChanged =


            if ((dataTableChanged != null) &&
(dataTableChanged.Rows.Count > 0))
                // Open the connection if its not already open.
                if (odbcConnection.State !=

                //Create a new transaction.
                odbcDataAdapter.InsertCommand.Transaction =

                    //Submit the changes.
                    //Commit the changes and close the connection.
                    odbcDataAdapter.InsertCommand.Transaction.Commit() ;
                catch (Exception ex)

odbcDataAdapter.InsertCommand.Transaction.Rollback ();
                    throw (ex);

The exception information has not been helpful. All it says is: "Object
reference not set to an instance of an object."

I don't know if this will help, but the Insert command looks like this:

                        tapeLogInsert = odbcConnection.CreateCommand();
                        tapeLogInsert.CommandText =
                                "INSERT INTO " + tapeLogODBCName.Trim()
                                + " (NBR, Backup_Name, BakDate, ScrDate, Location, "
                                + "Tape_No, Tape_Set, Usage, Comment, UseDate) "
                                + "VALUES (?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, ?)";
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add(new OdbcParameter("NBR",
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters["NBR"].SourceColumn = "nbr";
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add("Backup_Name", OdbcType.Char, 17,
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add(new OdbcParameter("BakDate",
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters["BakDate"].SourceColumn = "bakdate";
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add(new OdbcParameter("ScrDate",
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters["ScrDate"].SourceColumn = "scrdate";
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add("Location", OdbcType.Char, 1,
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add(new OdbcParameter("Tape_No",
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters["Tape_No"].SourceColumn = "tape_no";
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add(new OdbcParameter("Tape_Set",
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters["Tape_Set"].SourceColumn = "tape_set";
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add(new OdbcParameter("Usage",
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters["Usage"].SourceColumn = "usage";
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add("Comment", OdbcType.VarChar, 50,
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters.Add(new OdbcParameter("UseDate",
                        tapeLogInsert.Parameters["UseDate"].SourceColumn = "usedate";
                        tapeLogAdapter.InsertCommand = tapeLogInsert;

Does any one have any idea what is going on here or how to go about
finding out? Any suggestions would be appreciated: I don't even know
how to figure out which reference is null!

Old July 21st, 2006, 09:12 AM
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u'r code have much complexity, and not contain all code.I prefer passing datatable or dataset as parameters. Sometimes it happens that u'r object get dereferenced or u have not created the instance( a silly mis). I prefer connection dataadapter as local object rather passing it


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